Eight simultaneous explosions hit Kirkuk in northern Iraq

19/07/2018 - 16:22 Published in News/Kurdistan

14 people wounded by a series of simultaneous explosions in different parts of downtown Kirkuk, northern Iraq.

Director of Al-Jazeera office in Baghdad Walid Ibrahim said that eight explosions occurred in different locations of the city at the same time, some of which resulted from the dropping of bombs and sound bombs from cars speeding, and quoted sources in the city that two rockets fell in two separate places, wounding seven civilians.

The security information center said the attackers detonated three explosive devices near a fuel station on Baghdad Road, while another explosion occurred near the children's hospital in the city.

Media sources quoted police officials as saying that one of the improvised explosive devices was placed on the side of Baghdad Road in central Kirkuk and exploded yesterday evening, wounding three people.